Hi there! Pretty new here moved from the houzz citrus forum recently thanks to bobs suggestion hey bob if you read this! Just wondering if anyone here has heard of this new orange! A Toronto restaurant was charging a whopping $25 for one! Must be good they said it’s the best of the best better than shiranui!
Its probably seedless and apparently a tangor but if you could find a seed high-chance its poly embronic.
Japan supposedly has a gift culture around giving fruits so varieties are bred there for appearance/rarity/oddity - I can't imagine any single orange tastes that good for the price - prob another example of conspicuous consumerism.
Beni Madona (Ehime Kashi No. 28) is a cross of Nankou (released by Kuchinotsu Branch, Fruit Tree Research Station,cross of "Miho-wase" unshiu x "Clementine" (C. clementina hort. ex Tanaka), made in 1970, released in 1991) and Amakusa tangor ("T-378"(Kiyomi tangor x Okitsu Wase) x "Page"),released in 1993. The average weight of the oblate fruit is 250g. The skin color is dark-orange, and the fruit surface is smooth. The peeling is medium-difficult. The peel is thin and peel puffing is rare. Fruits are usually seedless, but if flowers are pollinated with other cultivars, fruit may contain a few seeds. The edible quality is good, with a sugar content rating of more than 13 Brix and a citric acid content of approximately 1.1%. The rind-crack at stem end may occurs while maturing, often rot to occur there.
Last Edit: Dec 27, 2020 11:35:35 GMT -5 by radoslav
Beni-Madonna Beni-Madonna is a recently developed mikan-orange hybrid that comes the closest to the ideal of what a sweet-sour citrus fruit should be. It is a medium-sized, bulbous-shaped fruit with skin and flesh that are infused with the variegated yellow, orange, and rosy hues of sunshine. The skin virtually slips off under your fingers to reveal luscious jelly-like flesh that is mildly sweet and gently tart.
Season: December Location: Ehime Prefecture
Last Edit: Dec 30, 2020 7:56:08 GMT -5 by sanguinho